New evidence CBT can help treat sleep, depression cycle — ScienceDaily

Insomnia causing sleepless nights, daytime fatigue and poor health outcomes is a cycle worth busting, experts say, with depression, anxiety and stress a common co-occurrence.

A study of more than 450 insomnia patients in Australia has confirmed some positive results for such patients with insomnia.

The Flinders University researchers found not only that a program of targeted cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia help relieve insomnia — but also has a positive effect on symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.

“With COVID-19 and many other stressors in life, treating the worst effects of insomnia may have a transformative effect on a person’s wellbeing, mental health and lifestyle,” says lead researcher Dr Alexander Sweetman, from Flinders University’s sleep research clinic, the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health.

“We studied the impact of depression, anxiety, and stress on response to CBTi, in 455 ‘real world’ insomnia patients, from pre-treatment to three-month follow-up,” Dr Sweetman

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Halloween 2020’s rare blue moon brings a treat to the skies


A brilliant full moon rises at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2017.

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In the bizarre year that’s 2020, another highly unusual event is headed our way. This year’s Halloween full moon will be visible to the entire world, rather than just parts of it, for the first time since World War II, astronomy educator and former planetarium director Jeffrey Hunt says. 

“When I was teaching, my high school students thought a full moon occurred every Halloween,” Hunt told me. Not quite, though pop culture decorations sure make it seem that way. The last Halloween full moon visible around the globe came in 1944, he said. He’s written about the event on his web site, When the Curves Line Up. There was a Halloween full moon for some locations in 1955, but that didn’t include western North America and the western Pacific, Hunt says.

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iPhone owners, you are in for a treat

After you install iOS 14 on your iPhone , you may ask yourself, where do I even start? Well, you’re in for a treat. Apple’s new update contains a bevy of fresh features that will change the way you use your phone — for the better. In many ways, this is Apple’s most involved visual face-lift in years. 

a close up of a toy: We're already finding iOS 14 features we absolutely love. Patrick Holland/CNET

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We’re already finding iOS 14 features we absolutely love. Patrick Holland/CNET

a close up of a cell phone: iOS 14 is still in preview, but we're already finding features we absolutely love. 

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iOS 14 is still in preview, but we’re already finding features we absolutely love. 

From iMessage improvements and a handy Android-like app drawer to widgets for your home screen, there’s a lot you can start using right away. 

If you haven’t updated yet, take some time to get your iPhone ready before you install the iOS update. Below you’ll find six of my favorite features and how to get started with them

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